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Mosque leader poisoned by wife after converting to Christ

Morning Star reports that an Islamic teacher and leader of a Mosque in Eastern Uganda was poisoned by his wife on April 2, 2022, shortly after he made the decision to become a Christian.

Why did Jesus ride a donkey into Jerusalem?

When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, people laid their robes and palm branches on the street before the Lord, proclaiming him King. But why did Christ ride in on a donkey? It was a prophetic act. The Apostle John wrote that Jesus told His disciples where they could seek out a donkey colt for the Lord’s final journey into Jerusalem (John 12:13-16). And in this passage, John referred to a prophecy in Zechariah, where the prophet proclaimed that there would be a new King over Israel, the Messiah, who would enter riding a donkey: Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!    Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!See, your king comes to you,    righteous and victorious,lowly and riding on a donkey,    on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:10 NIV) Donkeys or mules, the interbreeding of a horse and donkey, were often associated with royalty in ancient Israel. During times of peace, kings typically rode donkeys or mules, so they wouldn’t instill fear into a population (John 12:15). Having just come through a bloody civil war with Absalom, in 1 Kings 1:33, King …

Have you ever won a religious argument? Brace yourself.

So, have you won a religious argument lately? I have not. I grew up in a rough neighborhood and I have an aversion to strife. There are probably times when I should speak up, but I just don’t want the consequences. We live in contentious times, with issues like Climate Change, COVID, war in places like Ukraine, and what did I leave out? … maybe religion and evolution, or sexual orientation. If you are religious, you believe something. I am a Christian, and what I am, includes many things that I am not. What I believe includes things that I don’t believe. If I am everything, I am nothing. The old joke for young church women in a church to say “We don’t smoke, and we don’t chew, and we don’t date the boys who do!” That is a very old joke. If you want to see a political argument mixed with religion, here is a good example: I don’t know the political topic, but the speaker is very articulate. It is easy to disagree …

Did Jesus speak about censorship on Palm Sunday?

According to China Aid, a watchdog on religious persecution in Communist China, effective March 1, 2022, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has banned the word “Christ” on China’s social media platforms. The banning was part of rules implemented under the Communist regime’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services.” The Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), a house church movement that started in China in 2006, was one of the first to report the fallout of this new law. China Aid reports that one of ERCC’s members was creating a survey on WeChat, a group messaging app, asking members to vote on their favorite Christian book. Included on the list was one entitled, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. As soon the member typed the word Christ, the WeChat app refused to allow the post to be uploaded and provided the following warning: “The word ‘Christ’ you are trying to publish violates regulations on Internet Information Services, including but not limited to the following categories: pornography, gambling, and drug abuse; excessive marketing; incitement.” …

Two months off /foter/cc_by-nc-nd

Entendiendo Los tiempos y las estaciones: Hombres de Isacar

English version: Understanding times and seasons: Men of Isaachar I Crónicas 12:23 – 40 nos da un registro de gran ejército de David que fue montado en Hebrón. Leemos de los miles de guerreros que vinieron de toda raza. Había 6.800 de la tribu de Judá, que llevaba el escudo y la lanza y de la tribu de Simeón, 7.100 hombres de gran valor apto para la guerra. La tribu de Zabulón se registró a tener 50.000 guerreros que eran expertos en todas las armas de guerra y que podían mantener las filas. En medio de esa lista de miles de hombres poderosos, leemos del pequeño número de jefes de Isacar. Sólo 200 hombres, pero no tenían conocimiento de los tiempos para saber lo que Israel debía hacer.   No era necesario un gran número de guerreros para la batalla si no habia comprensión de los tiempos y las estaciones. Estos son los que llevan la “estrategia” en su interior para derrotar al enemigo. Bereanos nobles El apóstol Pablo encontró una sinagoga de Judios en …